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Eye Candy Inspiration Day-Not Work Safe

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If one hottie iis nice...how about two....or three to enjoy as well?


Guest Author Day with Elle Laudan/Contest Announcement

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Welcome Author Elle Laudan today at Dawn's Reading Nook Blog. Today one lucky commenter will win a e-copy of She Rides from Elle. :) Leave your email address in with your comment in order to contact you if you win.

Can you tell us a little about how you started writing; was it something you have always wanted to do?
I grew up in a very strict household where television, music and books were strictly monitored. Around 10 yrs old I began writing short stories. It became my escape, where I could be anyone, go anywhere and do all those things I only dreamed of. I went back to school in my twenties to earn my highschool diploma. (I was having way too much fun the 1st time around) My English teacher Jim, is the first person to tell me I had a gift for the written word. Looking back, I see that he is the one to plant the first seed. The rest…is history in the making J
What do you consider to be the key elements of a great story?
One of the key elements to a great story would be creating char…

My Personal Review for The Lion's Den by DN Simons

D. N. Simmons is one of my favorite authors and a wonderful person as well. She has a thrilling series that I think, if you enjoy vampires, shifters of all kinds, mystery and hot steamy sex, you will enjoy. Her latest is book five in the Knights of the Darkness Chronicles series and involves Lion shifters, murder, mystery and more. Hang on to your hats, guys.....Chicago is about to get wild.

Darian, Elise and Xander have weathered tough times as they dealt with supernatural serial killers, territory challenges and more. This time what they are facing will take them far beyond what they anticipate. For this time, Chicago is at the center of a battle they may not survive. The cat and mouse game has begun. Only time will tell who is the hunter and who is the prey.
The Lion's Den continues two years after Hostile Territory ended and is an edge of your seat ride. First I want to say you really should read this series from the beginning. All the books capitalize on one another and mention…

All Romance Ebooks is having a SALE!!!

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All Romance Ebook Store is having a HUGE Memorial Day sale.

Happy Memorial Day from ARe!

It's Memorial Day weekend in the United States, the unofficial start of summer, and ARe is celebrating in a big way with a 50% rebate sitewide!
With vacation season coming, a three day weekend upon us, and your summer reading list to buy, what a perfect time to fill up your ARe Library and your eReader all at 50% off. But hurry, like all good things, this sale too must end.
*Rebate to be given at check-out in eBucks equal to 50% of purchase for use on a future purchase. The Memorial Day 50% Site-Wide Rebate applies to paypal and credit card purchases from 12:01 am 05/28/11 to 11:59 pm 05/30/11 US central time only.

Guest Author Day with Ryssa Edwards

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http://silverpublishing.info/product_book_info/coming-soon-c-2/dark-angel-all-the-stars-p-283First, tell us a little about you and what you do. What I do? Ummm. . a girl’s got to have some secrets. Actually, by day I work for a really big company. By night, I meet interesting people, and all but bribe them to tell me their life story and let me follow them around. I call these people “characters”, and I write down their stories. They get into some pretty scary situations, and sometimes (*insert guilty blush*), I push their backs up against the wall and . . . see what happens. It’s fun. It keeps me off the streets and (mostly) out of trouble.
What do you like to read? Books. Kidding. I like reading stories. If you can tell a good story, I’ll read it. Right now, I’m on a short story kick, so I’ve been hanging around with folks like Ambrose Bierce, Stephen King, Ian Fleming and H. P. Lovecraft. My yardstick for reading is whether or not a writer can pull me in right from the first sentence.…

Guest Author Day with Sandy Semerad

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Can you tell us a little about how you started writing; was it something you have always wanted to do?
I started making up stories in my head when I was seven, after my father died. However, I learned the craft of writing as a journalist--newspaper reporter, columnist, broadcaster, editor--after I earned a B.A. in journalism from GeorgiaStateUniversity in Atlanta.
Since moving to Florida, the stories in my head became increasingly complex and I had to write them down to keep the characters straight.
I never thought about writing as something I always wanted to do. Making up stories is something I need to do and writing them down became a natural progression.
What do you consider to be the key elements of a great story?
A successful story must have good writing, solid structure (plotting) and strong, believable characters.
Usually, the story starts when the protagonist is confronted with a serious problem that requires her to become extraordinary.
Conflict is always increasing, driving…

WRITER'S WRITE...WRITING PARTNERS FEUD

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A LOOK BACK 3

With a new HOT release STEEL EMBRACE coming out from Carnal Passions (a companion house to Champagne Books) this coming August, we'd like to take a look back at our literary journey over the next couple of weeks with this publisher, last week we took a glimpse at SANAKE DANCE. This week it's CHASING YESTERDAY.

The Story: CHASING YESTERDAY

THE STORY

In the mist, haze, and shadows of the seashore, Elizabeth seeks out the man who has haunted her dreams forever. Around her love vibrates within others, couples from the youngest to the oldest, each providing a nugget of love’s truth that aids her in her chase of Nathan Sterling.

Yet, each time she catches Nathan, he seems to slip away, making her wonder if her timing is off, if she was perhaps rushing what destiny had promised. What she doesn’t realize is that her pursuit threatens to reveal a dire truth… one that will change her forever after

EXCERPT 1

Now and then a wave caught up to her feet, swirling over it then retr…

Welcome to Mike Arsuaga today

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Why don't you start with telling us a little about yourself? What genre do you write in and why? My name is Mike Arsuaga. I’ve written on and off for fifty years. Because of my scientific training (BS Physics) and career in submarines, it was, until recently, science fiction thrillers. After retirement in 2007 I resumed writing after a twenty year hiatus. On We Book a writer and reader support site, someone started a project for erotic short stories. Remembering the racy novels of my misspent Navy youth I cut loose and wrote one called “The Girl in the Library”. It was so well received I turned it into a novel “SUBSPECIES”. The Girl in the Library became chapters one and two of the book. Now I’m five books into the series, pausing only to co-write “My Life as a Dog” with Cynthia, my wife. So far I’ve written strictly erotic paranormal romances, but I’m looking hard at Steampunk and continuing The Subspecies series with more tame episodes.
Tell us a bit about your latest book, and w…